Skills for Employment

Information Note: Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE)

Part of the Policy Brief series produced by the Skills and Employability Branch

This Information Note presents the Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE) programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO), which aims to promote rural employment using a community-based approach to skills development. It outlines some of the challenges faced in efforts to improve rural livelihoods, presents an overview of the TREE programme, describes some national experiences in implementing TREE and summarizes the programme’s contribution to supporting the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda. It is intended to inform ILO constituents, skills development specialists and training practitioners about the programme and its potential to support national rural skills initiatives.